A taxi operator was a short while ago shot dead and a policewoman injured during a spot check at a section of the Carey Park main road in Trelawny.


Information is sketchy at this time, but OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt that the taxi operator was killed by gunmen who were travelling in his car, after he was signalled to stop by police officers.

After the driver brought the motor vehicle to a halt, alleged eyewitnesses say the gunmen opened fire on the taxi driver and then turned their weapons on the cops, injuring a woman constable.

She has since been taken to hospital and is reportedly in serious condition.

The gunmen escaped on foot.

It is not clear if the other passengers in the motor vehicle were injured.